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West Virginia; Wisconsin

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Table

West Virginia
Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,792,147 5,822,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,792,147 5,822,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,853,018 5,687,285
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.3% 2.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,852,994 5,686,986
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.1%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
17.5%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.5%
87.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.6%
6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
3.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.7%
7.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.0%
80.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 130,536 331,340
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.7% 5.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 894,956 2,725,296
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 73.2% 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $119,600 $180,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,050 $1,430
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $326 $553
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $725 $856
Building permits, 2019 3,010 17,480
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 732,585 2,358,156
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.42 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.3% 86.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.6% 8.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 84.2% 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 76.0% 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.9% 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 20.6% 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 14.0% 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.3%
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 53.2% 66.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 49.1% 62.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,036,333 10,303,256
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,259,395 40,680,625
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,553,072 177,728,926
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,295,437 77,066,883
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,637,923 78,201,822
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,201 $13,656
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.9 22.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $46,711 $61,747
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,480 $33,375
Persons in poverty, percent
16.0%
10.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 35,963 141,666
Total employment, 2018 554,567 2,602,148
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 23,198,172 127,405,654
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.9% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 88,150 355,166
All firms, 2012 114,435 432,980
Men-owned firms, 2012 63,112 236,252
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,065 133,859
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,777 40,507
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 104,785 379,934
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,912 39,830
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 94,960 370,755
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 77.1 105.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 24,038.21 54,157.80
FIPS Code 54 55
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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